What we love about Disney Springs is that it almost feels like a 5th park at Disney World, except it’s free and is full of great shopping and dining.
However, Disney Springs also has some of the best lounges and bars in ALL of Disney World, including a few that have some incredible theming. Where else can you find a bar themed to Indiana Jones or a steampunk 1920s-ish speakeasy? But how would we rank them? Well, let’s find out!
Okay, first we have to define what we consider a bar or lounge. Many of the restaurants at Disney Springs have an attached bar, but we’re looking at those spots that are listed BY Disney specifically as a bar and lounge. These are spots that have more of an emphasis on drinks, like beer, wine, and cocktails, and limited food menus.
Although some of these bars and lounges ARE actually attached to restaurants, they’re almost their own location. Most of these also don’t require reservations — you can go on in and sit and order drinks and small bites without having to plan ahead.
So how did we come up with these rankings? Well, we asked our team, but we also looked at YOUR reviews. So this is how these Disney Springs bars and lounges ranked!
Remember that Indiana Jones-themed bar we previously mentioned? Well, we were talking about Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which could rank at #1 just for its theming alone. The bar is FULL of fun Indy-themed details and Easter Eggs and it has a story — it’s owned by Jock Lindsey, who was once a pilot to Indiana Jones!
Jock built the bar in an airplane hangar and then invited the SEA (the Society of Explorers and Adventurers) to come by for a visit. Yes, if you’re an SEA fan, you’ll spot plenty of SEA details here, too. But you can also get some fun bites, like the Air Pirate’s Cargo Loaded Pretzel (it’s a pretzel loaded with charcuterie), as well as some fun adventure-themed alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You’ll also find a Happy Hour specialty cocktail available on weekdays from 12PM to 3PM.
Even better, this bar gets transformed into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar for the winter holidays with decorations, special drinks, and holiday food!
Although many of the bars and lounges we’re mentioning here aren’t known for food, City Works Eatery & Pour House has an extensive menu of classic American eats with a twist like Duck Nachos, Tex Mex Mac N’ Cheese, BBQ Pork Tacos, and more.
However, if you’re into beer, including rare beers you won’t find anywhere else, you’ll find over 80 on tap here. There’s also a huge selection of seltzers and ciders, cocktails, whiskeys, wine, and more.
House of Blues isn’t just a restaurant and bar/lounge. It’s also a music venue, so if you want to drink and eat while listening to some live music, here’s your spot. If you do come here for live music, have a seat at the upstairs bar for a better view of the stage (and fewer people to deal with).
The restaurant food menu is all about southern classics like Creole Jambalaya, Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken, and more.
You can also enjoy a delicious Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 2PM including bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys for an additional $16.
You’ll find plenty of specialty cocktails here, with drink specials on Mondays through Thursdays from open to 5PM.
Raglan Road is an authentic Irish Pub and restaurant that serves food from the Emerald Isle with a side serving of Irish entertainment, including Irish dancing and live music ! Even the decor you’ll find in here comes directly from Ireland. Indulge in Shepherd’s Pie, Fish and Chips, or other Irish dishes while being entertained.
The weekends bring The Rollicking Raglan Brunch from 9AM-3PM with some specialty foods and cocktails. You’ll also be entertained by the Rhythms of Raglan Dance Show from noon to 3PM on weekends.
You’ll also be able to order a pint of Guinness or other Irish ale, as well as Irish-inspired cocktails, Irish whiskey, and wine.
The Edison is one of those bars that you go to for the ambiance because it straight up gives steampunk meets the 1920s prohibition-era vibes. Each room here has its own theme, but you’ll be impressed with the 35-foot ceilings and unique live entertainment.
You can grab bar food with a unique twist here, like the DB “Clothesline” Candied Bacon and Electri-Fries. But it’s the specialty cocktails here that you really want to try with names like A Dame’ll Sting Ya, Bootleggers’ Basil, and Time Turner.
You’ll find Stargazer’s Bar attached to Planet Hollywood. Stargazers is the outdoor lounge where you can sip on some fun Hollywood-inspired cocktails like the Celebrity Margarita, Arnold’s Lemonade, and The Black Pearl Mai Tai (yes, you can get a drink inspired by The Pirates of the Caribbean).
You’ll also find nightly live music here, but if you’re comparing this lounge to the others we mentioned, the theming is lacking.
You’ll find Lava Lounge underneath the erupting volcano at Rainforest Cafe. Take a seat in the lounge and you’ll pretty much have access to the same jungle theme, drinks, appetizers, and menus you’d get inside Rainforest Cafe (but often without the wait).
Beyond that, though, there’s nothing really special about the lounge unless you’ve always wanted to sit underneath a fake volcano.
MacGuffins at AMC Theatre
Not every movie theater has a bar, but the AMC Theatre in Disney Springs has MacGuffins. Not only is this where you’ll get your standard movie eats like popcorn and candy, but you can also order a few entrees and desserts (like a Waffle Sundae).
Of course, you’ll also be able to order a variety of draft and bottled beers, as well as wine. That sure makes the movie more interesting, right?
Looking for even more Disney Springs bars? Check with your favorite Disney Springs table service restaurant — many have bars with limited seating, like Morimoto Asia, BOATHOUSE, and Homecomin’. Just because Disney doesn’t qualify those locations as bars and lounges, they may be JUST what you’re looking for, especially if you want to enjoy a quick cocktail without an advance dining reservation.
Want to see how your favorite Disney Springs restaurant ranks with all the others? Check out our rankings of ALL Disney Springs restaurants here.
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